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Bill would create memorial for 2011 Tucson shooting

[su_note note_color="#fafaf9"]"I remember Jan. 8, 2011, absolutely as clearly as if it were yesterday. It was very cold and the sky was absolutely blue. I heard a popping sound and found myself face down on the pavement. In that brief amount of time, a bullet had passed completely through Gabby’s brain and Gabe lay just inches from where I lay, but he was lifeless."
– Pam Simon, Tucson shooting survivor
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Cancer survivors, advocates lobby state legislature

PHOENIX - Survivors, caregivers, health care workers and volunteers alike all came together on the Arizona State Capitol lawn Wednesday morning to mark National Cancer Awareness month.


Rep. Raúl Grijalva hosts community discussion to ‘interject humanity’ into immigration debate

AVONDALE - Rep. Raúl Grijalva told about 20 residents and community leaders in his district that highlighting their concerns about President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration would help “interject humanity” into the national debate on the issue.


Maricopa County attorney says new DHS policies will not change local immigration enforcement tactics

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement memoranda released earlier this week will not change how local law enforcement officers enforce immigration in the near future.


Legal aid, advice available for immigrants, but ‘notario’ fraud also prevalent

PHOENIX -- President Donald Trump’s election and immigration executive orders have led to an increase in the number of immigrants seeking legal advice and assistance in Arizona, and local law organizations are responding to this influx by supplying pro bono and low-cost legal help to community outreach groups.


Bill to ban tanning for minors passes Arizona House, now in Senate

PHOENIX – A bill to ban minors from using tanning beds, a move to reduce their risk of getting skin cancer, has passed the Arizona House and reached the Senate.


Refugees in Phoenix connect to families, assistance through free computers

PHOENIX -- In a dimly lit apartment off I-17, a 9-year-old Syrian girl named Aya is learning how to use her family’s first computer.


Guide aids, educates families on what to do if ‘picked up by ICE in Arizona’

PHOENIX -- With President Donald Trump’s new enforcement of deportation orders, and the deportation of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos last week, immigrant rights organizations in Arizona are stepping up their educational efforts so families will know what rights they have if a parent is deported.


County on Diamondbacks: ‘We’re not sure what they’re after’

PHOENIX – Maricopa County is unclear on the Arizona Diamondbacks’ end goal in their ongoing dispute over Chase Field.


After meeting, Flake even more committed to Gorsuch nomination

WASHINGTON - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, has been a supporter of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch since the nomination was announced last week, but he said he feels even more confident after the two met Wednesday.

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While courts weigh travel ban, international students watch and wait

WASHINGTON - Leila Asadi has had to put her doctoral dissertation on hold while courts consider legal challenges to President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.


Court won’t reconsider ruling on driver’s licenses for DACA recipients

WASHINGTON - A divided federal appeals court Thursday refused to reconsider its April ruling that Arizona cannot deny driver's licenses to DACA recipients, despite dissenting judges saying the court should address "a fundamental question of presidential power."